CANCELLED: Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story

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Oakland Center

312 Meadow Brook Rd

Founders Ballroom Banquet Room A

Rochester, MI 48309

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We are sorry to announce that due to illness, Sec. Norman Mineta will not be able to travel to Michigan, this event has been cancelled.

Yearning to Be Free

The Japanese Internment and America’s Treatment of Ethnic Communities

During World War II, more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps in the Western U.S. They included Norman Mineta as a child. Mineta was to go on to have a remarkable political career in Congress and then as the first Asian-American Cabinet member, serving two Presidents.

In Congress, he led the fight for an apology from the U.S. government and redress for Japanese Americans. After September 11, 2001, his leadership as Secretary of Transportation ensured that what happened to Japanese Americans during the war would not happen to any other group based on ethnicity or religion.

Sec. Mineta will be featured on a panel at Oakland University with representatives of other ethnic communities to discuss how America has historically treated immigrant groups and how that informs the current political debate.

A light breakfast reception will start at 9:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public, although advanced registration is requested.

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Oakland Center

312 Meadow Brook Rd

Founders Ballroom Banquet Room A

Rochester, MI 48309

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